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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bring on the HEAT!

It is time for yet another fantastic challenge over at the Sisterhood Of Crafters.  The theme this time is BRING ON THE HEAT.  We ask that you make a project with a Sun on it.  Super easy and super fun. One of the things I love about the Sisterhood is the range of projects and the mediums used to make them.  You never know what you will see.  Painting, knitting, cards, scrapbook layouts, paper piecings and more.  I hope you come on over and play along with our challenge.  Let us celebrate the Sun because before you know it we will all be wearing coats and shivering!! LOL

For this card I welded the sun to a rectangle that I knew was going to be my mat.  Since the sun hung off I wanted to give it a backing along with some strength.  I used the sun and clouds from KaDoodle Bug Designs Pearly White Fairies kit and the sunglasses from Surfing Bear. The surfing bear is free right now at KaDoodle Bug Designs so hop on over and grab it while you can. The paper is Sweet Day by Echo Park.

For this card I used paper from Authentique and an old stamp set from Market Street Stamps that has since closed down. When I was making the card I noticed the face I used from my Chef guy still on the acrylic block next to me so I stamped it on the sun.  I colored the sun in with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Gnomies are my homies

I had so much fun creating these little darling lollipop/treat holders!! Don't laugh but I usually don't use my SSDE software to do anything other than opening and cutting SVG's.  I do not know how to use most of the tools that come with it.  Well this was my very first attempt at creating something in the program.  I created a rectangle and added score marks where it would fold creating the holder.  Then I welded the mushrooms and gnomes to each one which gave me coverage in the back so you wouldn't see glue as well as support and strength.  I know that is probably kindergarten level stuff for most of you pro's but it was the first for me! lol  I used the adorable Gnomes file from Too Cute by Jessica which you can find HERE.  I also used the faces from my PKS March 2012 Stamp of the Month kit which can be found HERE. These would make adorable party favors!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Christmas in July!

There is a new challenge over at KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook page and I have the pleasure of hosting it.  The theme of the challenge is to make a project with a Christmas theme.  And of course it has to have a KaDoodle Bug Design image on it/with it.  I am making a couple of projects with the same two kits.  I am using Elfing Around Elves and Candy Cane Elves where you can find HERE. I will be back this week with more items I made using these same kits!

I hope you pop on in and share some crafty Christmas projects with us!  See you there!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ahoy Matey....

Wow, posting three days in a row boy I am on a roll! LOL I wanted to share with you a two page layout I made with some files from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  Most of the elements/images are from Salty dogs which was designed by Trina Clark and sold HERE at KBD.  The waves were from the Little Sailors set which can be found HERE. Well I am off to cook some dinner.  Have a great night!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My patriotic owl card

Hello everyone!  Hope you are having nice weather. We are finally getting some hot but nice weather.  I wanted to pop in and share my card I made for the challenge going on at the KaDoodle Bug Facebook page. The winner gets a pretty nice prize so I would definitely say to play along if you have time.  All you have to do is create a project with an owl on it.  You can find out all the details on their Facebook page HERE.

 I used the Patriotic Party Owl clip art option which is just amazingly shaded and colored. Makes a card 
super easy to make. You can find that HERE.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Let's go Camping!

Hey everyone!  I just wanted to pop in and share with you a super cute layout I made while watching my little ladies enjoy their time in the water slide/pool we got them.  It was the first nice day in a very long time! I used some files by Too Cute By Jessica called Route 66 Girls.  There is another set called Route 66 Boys that would go really cute together..definitely on my wish list.  Well I am off to I guess finally cook dinner since it is 6:15! LOL

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Black, white plus one other color challenge

Hello everyone!  I am popping in to share with you my creations for the new Sisterhood of Crafters challenge we have this week.  We are asking you to create a project with the colors black, white, and one other color.  Lots of possibilities here!  I decided to making two little Thank you card holders for this challenge to give as gifts.  I thought this would be a cute way to give thank you cards in.  Both cuts are from SVG Cuts.  The suitcase is from Summer Holiday and the picnic basket is from Picnic in the Park. The cards fit nicely inside.  I hope you stop on by The Sisterhood and play along with us!  Have a great week!

I linked these up to the challenge over at 2 Creative Chicks for their 3D challenge.  There is almost a month left to play along so I am sure I will be back! Actually I know I will be :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Take off!!!

Everyday for almost the past two weeks we have been hit with storms and dreary weather.  So it inspired me to make something cheerful to help me look on the brighter side of things.  I fell in love with the Air Force Penguin file from KaDoodle Bug Designs websiteHERE.  This set can go in so many different directions.  Super, super cute and useful.  I decided to use the stretch card by Lori Whitlock which I purchased from the Silhouette Online Store.  Such a fun shaped card and perfect for this file I thought. The clouds are from the Pearly White Fairies collection.  I welded the rays of the sun for the shadow of the sun since I needed it to be joined considering it would be hanging off the fourth tier/back of the card. You can open the front flaps on either side to write your message.  Hope you like it because it was really fun to work with.  The paper is from Echo Park's Little boy collection except for the clouds, that paper is from Teresa Collins.  And make sure to stop on by KaDoodle Bugs online store..today is the last day of the sale which is an amazing 70% off a purchase of $25 or more!! You will get lost in her store like I did.  I fell in love with her files not knowing what ones to get first! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Baking bears by Too Cute for Jessica

Hello All!  I am trying to get caught up on my projects because I have so many fun ones I want to share with you all.  Today I made a cute little Thank you for my neighbor using Jessica's Baking Bear file from Too Cute by Jessica.  I love this set and have many ideas on projects to do with it.  You need to stop by because she is having a fantastic sale that you don't want to miss out on.  Right now you can get 70% yes 70% off your purchase of $20 or more.  The sale ends soon so don't wait! OMG her files are just too adorable you will be glad you stocked up at these prices!!!

Sorry about the bad picture.  I had to take it laying down because the pies would of gotten crushed.  My original plan was to make this into a tag but I made it to big!! I still love it anyway and I am sure they will too!

This is the pies without the label.  I wanted to show you so you knew what was underneath!  I usually make a vast amount of these because they go quick and freeze well.  Not that mine ever make it to the freezer!! hahah

Off to get some more crafting done...Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blogger doesn't like me!

I swear my post keep disappearing!!! I had a post up here for the Sisterhood Of Crafters challenge that I am hosting and it has disappeared!  There is still time to play along.  The theme is Stars and Stripes.  I created my card with my Spectrum Noir markers and a mason jar stamp from PaperTrey Ink.
I punched the corners for a little added touch and distressed it in some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.  The ribbon is from PaperTrey Ink as well.  I am just learning to use my SPectrum Noir markers so be kind! LOL

Another fun challenge is going on over at KaDoodle Bug Designs and it is an anything goes challenge.  I decided to try my hand at Step cards.  I don't think I ever did one and I had so much fun I doubt it will be my last!  I used a few different files to make this card.  First I used the surprise freebie( which you need to grab before it is replaced) called SIMPLY GIRL BEAR 1 .  The sun is from   and the ball as well as the glasses are from Beach Ball Bear.  The drink is from Sun Sheep  and the sun is from Pearly White Fairies. I had to add an adorable face stamp on the sun which I got from my last Peachy Keen Stamp of The Month club which you can find HERE. The sentiment is also from that kit which I just broke up to fit on the banner.

Hope you take time to play along with both of the challenges!